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to nominate jack lew to be the treasuresy secretary. joining us to discuss this are familiar faces. karl rove from texas. and joe trippi in washington. thank you for being here. i want to break down battles one-by-one. the first one getting attention is chuck hagel for defense secretary. how big of a bat doll you think this is. where do you think it will play out? >> this is the biggest of the five nomination fights we know about. maybe a vote against hagel. few republicans, none come to his defense. few republicans might vote for him. he has a contentious personal background. hard, acerbic and hard to work with. more important than that is the record on the issues. opposed to iranian sanctions. he opposed the iraq surge. defended dialogue with hamas. refused to join in a letter calling on e.u. to condemn hezbollah. he had a pejorative comment to jewish lobby. he has taken stances that indicateed he is less than supportive of the relationship with israel. >> there are two key democrats that could factor in how this goes. one is new york democratic senator schumer. >> he is staying quiet on th
, jack lew. jack lew who has one thing in common with president obama's last three presidential nominations, john kerry, chuck hagel and john brennan they are all white males. does the president have a diversity problem? hey, we'll get into that. afterall, he is the first african-american president. but first the latest out in los angeles, here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden continues his talks on gun control today. he's meeting at 2:15 this afternoon with representatives from the video gaming community along with researchers who study the effects of simulated violence on young kids. last night's meeting with the hollywood entertainment industry went relatively well according to representatives at the meeting. they said the industry appreciates being included in the dialogue and looks forward to doing its part in seeking meaningful solutions. it still is not quite clear though what more washington can do to force tv shows and movies to temper the violence. >>> as for yes
in washington. jack lew officially nominated as treasury chief. lew is known for his role in the being acrimonious talks in 2011. what could it mean this time. >> tiffany disappoints again with weaker holiday sales. there was weakness in the americas, strength in asia. so how much of a read through to the rest of retail is this earnings report? >>> nokia shares soaring this morning after a bullish outlook for the first quarter. >>> and herbal life's big day to defend itself against bill ackman's damning allegations. we'll have the latest and the ceo join us later in the show. >>> well, today president obama is set to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. succeeding tim geithner. lew has been budget director in both the obama and clinton administrations. he will pray a major role of course in negotiations over the debt ceiling and potential spending cuts. the president will make his announcement at 1:30 eastern. it's an event in the east room at the white house. i have to say off the bat just because he's a forest hills guy like me that i, you know
'm interested in, for example, in the treasury secretary position, jack lew, you know, this is somebody who is a safe pair of hands. it's somebody who is not going to rock the boat, and i wonder if that doesn't represent kind of the hunkering down economically in a way kind of a saying, you know, we're not going to take on any new big topics. we're going to have to be battling the same -- >> you interpret that as hunkering because i think a lot of other people say -- and the "wall street journal" has plenty to say on this. team of liberal loyalists they write. "as budget director and chief of staff in the obama white house, mr. lew has been the president's most partisan and implaquable negotiator. he no doubt reflects mr. obama, but no one should think he'll emerge at his own in the treasury." >> i think you want pick garrett ginslerin. if you wanted to make big changes in jobs and investment, it would have been a more -- >> the first fight, though, is taking on congress, and that's -- >> that's a point of making. >> and one of the reasons they don't like him, so many republicans, that in 2
as jack lew is somebody who served as chief of staff. he was budget director before that. he served in hillary clinton's state department. he does not have a deep background and ties to wall street and business. he's a creature of congress, made his name in washington working for tip o'neal, the house speaker. very hard working, very key, very bright. republicans found him a difficult negotiators in some of the budget talks over the last couple of years, but i would expect, andrew, that he's going to be confirmed pretty handily even though he'll have difficult questions in his confirmation hearing. >> john, how disappointed -- and perhaps now, but it appears that the business community seems disappointed, if you read "the wall street journal" editorial page today. there's a sense of disappointment that the president didn't pick somebody from the business community, somebody with more experience in the world of finance private sector as joe would say. >> i understand the disappointment because they want one of theirs. but, you know, president obama wants one of his in that job. when
will be nominating jack lew as treasury secretary and that that announcement is expected sometime this week. this had been widely expected, jack lew, who has worked in a couple of administrations as the budget chief. he also worked on wall street. we've done some reporting on concerns about his experience not only from those on wall street but also some progressive groups. nonetheless, the president expected to nominate someone who he has talked about as a trusted confidante, someone who has worked very hard in trying to right the ailing economy. according to this source, the president expected to nominate him to be the next treasury secretary, and that announcement expected sometime this week. >> all right. well, thank you for that, dan. and nice quick work, i might add as well. and by the way, for our audience who might not know a lot about jack lew, the white house chief of staff, there is actually a very extensive background on this man. he has been the leading contender. without further ado, have a listen to all of the things this man has done. >> reporter: jack lew is a key washington insider,
's not any one of these appointments you could look at and say well, that didn't make sense. jack lew makes sense at treasury. it made sense to replace peter orszag, gene spurling and then austin goolsby with allen krueger. you have to wonder, can it really be the case that this white house, after four very difficult years in which people are very tired, in which they're very burnt out, in which they've been worn down by endless battles with the republicans, and in which the sort of natural dynamics of group thinking in a tightly knit administration have taken over, can it really be the case if they can benefit from bringing in new people with new voices and new experiences and a fresh perspective? a lot of people i talk to, some of them former members of the administration, think at this point that it is a big problem, that at this point the president needs to get out of his comfort zone in some of these appointments particularly on the economics side and bring in folks with a new perspective. yet that's balanced by the fact that they don't think jack lew is a bad guy or going to be a bad
and lori. melissa: thank you so much. jack lew will likely take over tim geithner as treasury secretary, but what will geithner do as a private cents and what will others in obama's economic circles do in the months ahead? you called the jack thing a long time ago. >> yeah, we were the first to report he was on the short list, at the top with larry fink and i think larry would be a better treasury secretary, and then, i think bloomberg reported another name, that was not in my mind. jack lew, a guy that does a lot of legislative stuff, budget director, he's in there. he's gone. what will geithner do? he's taking geithner's place. this is what geithner is telling friends. he wants a detox. he may take the year off, and his plans, according to friends who geithner spoke with directly, his plans are to write a book. he wants to write a book about the service in government. remember, he was the fed chairman, new york fed president, important job in the financial crisis, went from the fire to the -- frying pan to the fire as treasury secretary in president obama's first year, and he plans to
will be introducing his next treasury secretary, it is jack lew, he's presently the president's chief of staff. you see him on your screen. formerly the president's budget director. he replaces outgoing secretary timothy geithner. another position vacated by hilda solis, who is the labor secretary. >> peter alexander, thank you. now here's carl. >> savannah, thanks. >>> of course, one of the worst shootings last year, the deadly massacre at a colorado movie theater. now a judge decides if the gunman will stand trial. at the courthouse in centennial, colorado, mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carl. if there's going to be an insanity case, there's going to be a mountain of evidence that james holmes spent months planning the attack. a shooting rampage was long in planning, the newly revealed evidence shows. an arsenal for mass murder accumulated in an extraordinary two-month buying spree, mostly online, and ending just days before the massacre. holmes himself telling police after the arrest how he booby trapped his apartment with a dozen bombs, hoping for an explosion to divert police t
. ♪ >>> president obama will nominate his chief of staff over at the white house, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. >> it's going to be his signature, right, on the bottom of all our currency. it will look something like this. >> that -- that's your signature? or are you just testing to see if the pen works? hey, lew, here's a tip. stop signing all your checks on the teacup ride at disney world. the only way that you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boing! >> he does have a funny signature. welcome back to "morning joe." richard wolffe and donny deutsch are still with us. >> beautiful sunrise. >> it is beautiful. >> beautiful. >> beautiful friday morning. >> what's that in the background blinking? >> a chopper. >> another chopper. let's stay on this shot. this may get interesting. >> no. joining the table -- good lord -- "new york times" columnist gail collins. it's good to have you on board this morning. >> good to be here. it's friday. >> it is friday. >> yeah. >> nice silence. >> you know -- >> you know what alex just said to me? >> what's that? >> let's do
general of the united states. we'll talk to you about if you're feelings of jack lew in a moment. on the deal that we did. you see everybody's taken the zeros off of what we owe and everybody's seen that now. i guess we're making $23,000 a year, we're spending $38,000. so we're adding $16,000 to our credit card bill every year. and we already owe $160,000 on our credit card bill. and the fiscal cliff deal cut $38 off of our expenses or something when you take everything off. is that -- >> actually worse than that. >> how can it be worse? >> actually our cliff bill was an absolute embarrassment to the united states of america. let me clarify. if we had gone over the cliff, it would have been an "f." and a total failure of our system. but when you analyze the bill, it was an "f" on spending. we actually increased spending. we didn't reduce 13e7bding. we increased spending. >> all the democrats tell me that there was already a trillion dollars of spending cuts that -- i didn't -- >> that was from august 2011. okay, but what i'm saying is, if you just look at this bill in isolation,
later this week. e expect the current chief of staff, jack lew, to replace outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner. >> hillary clinton is leaving. john kerry coming in. before she goes, she will testify on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: that's right. the white house fully expects that hillary will testify on benghazi before she leaves as secretary of state, doing something republicans have been demanding for a long time. >> jon karl, thanks very much. >>> now, to the fire that broke out on a boeing dreamliner at logan international airport in boston, right after passengers got off that jet. the japan airlines 787 was parked at the gate. no one was injured. but the fire was the latest in a string of incidents for the high-tech new jetliner. abc's jim avila is in washington with the latest. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. few things are as frightening as smoke on an airplane. but fortunately, in this case, the only real damage was done to the reputation of boeing's new dreamliner airplane. firefighters at boston's logan field, dousing smoke
this morning bloomberg is reporting that president obama plans to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. he would be replacing timothy geithner who has made it clear he plans to step down by the end of january. lew twice has been the director of the office -- excuse me, the office of management and budget. did his bit on wall street as managing director of citigroup. easier to be than say apparently. if selected and confirmed lew has the task of taking on raising the debt ceiling. we're back after the break. commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪
this week after naming scrutiny this week after naming jack jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama. the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to has chosen in the last month tot fill top openings in his cabinei and administration.onve seized critics have seized on this photo that shows the president photo that shows the president surrounded by all male advisors, although t surrounded by all male advisers top aid although the white house says top aidehidden behind the men. in addition, one of the president's two female deputy chiefs of valerie jarrett is hidden behind the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa week. epa jackson is quitting and so is is quitting and so is labor labor secretary hilda solis.s.d perhaps the most high profile woman in the president's perhaps the most high-profile woman in the president's cabinet, secretary of state e ha hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the ls next announcement to have some next announcement to women, maybe some minorities to women, maybe some minorit
the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary hilda solis. perhaps the most high-profile woman in the cabinet, secretary of state hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the next announcement to have some women, maybe some minorities to be part of it, to offset this self-inflicted error. >> now white house officials are pushing back against that criticism, noting that there are many women in subcabinet level positions. as for the vice president, he says he will issue his recommendations to the president next tuesday. matt? >> kristin welker at the white house this morning. as always, thank you. >>> the president of the national rifle association joins us live. mr. keane, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> my pleasu
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